Quotations About / On: JOY

  • 71.
    The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want.
    (Frank Butler (1890-1967), British screenwriter, and Frank Cavett (1907-1973), U.S. screenwriter. Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald), Going My Way, after receiving a dog and her newborn puppies from a parishioner (1944).)
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  • 72.
    I was comfortable in all, I admit, but at the same time, nothing satisfied me. Each joy made me seek another.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 34, Gallimard (1956).)
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  • 73.
    The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. "Revolution," The Female Eunuch (1970).)
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  • 74.
    An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment, is repugnant to the natural man. Belief is an independent joy to him.
    (William Minto (1845-1893), Scottish logician and literary critic. Logic: Inductive and Deductive, introduction, Scribner's (1899).)
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  • 75.
    Life is fountain of joy; but where the rabble also gather to drink, all wells are poisoned.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 124, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Second Part, "On the Rabble," (1883).)
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  • 76.
    Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Oratore, III, 100.)
  • 77.
    What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations ... is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts.
    (Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "Thoughts on Politics and Revolution," Crises of the Republic (1972).)
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  • 78.
    Democracy and equality try to deny ... the mystic recognition of difference and innate priority, the joy of obedience and the sacred responsibility of authority.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1923). Kangaroo, ch. 6, Viking Compass (1951).)
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  • 79.
    As with all children, the feeling that I was useful was perhaps the greatest joy I experienced.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), First Lady of the United States, author, speaker, and diplomat. This Is My Story, ch. 1 (1937).)
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  • 80.
    The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Revolution," (1970).)
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